For the first 40 years of my life I was a dedicated visual artist. I had a natural ability to draw. That, combined with the fact I was born on Picasso's birthday was enough to get me a scholarship to Boston University where I spent 6 turbulent years starting in September 1963 discovering what life was all about. I emerged in 1969 with an MFA degree and a desire to get shown in the Whitney Biennial. I made it as far as the Boston Now exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art. In the intervening years I taught painting, drawing, color and design at the Art Institute of Boston where I eventually was named Dean of Admissions. While I no longer make art, my decades of immersion in artistic sensibilities have given some credibility to my writing about art. The examples here have been published in Art New England, The Vermont Art Guide, Vermont Woman and Art & Object..